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Crocodile Attacks Shark: Brutus Battles Jaws on Australian River Bank

By    |   Wednesday, 06 Aug 2014 09:37 AM

Brutus the crocodile was recently seen battling it out on an Australian river bank with a bull shark in an awesome battle between two of nature's fiercest creatures.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Brutus is a much-loved tourist attraction Australia's Adelaide River in the Kakadu National Park. The 18-foot crocodile is thought to be one of the oldest around at the age of 80, and is easy to spot because of several missing teeth and a missing front leg — which was perhaps lost in a battle like the one seen Tuesday.

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Tourist Andrew Paice, 43, was on a wildlife cruise down the river with his partner Nikki and 7-year-old daughter when he spotted Brutus with a shark in his mouth, and began snapping pictures. After he shared them with reporters and posted them on social media they instantly went viral.



"The tour guide had Brutus jumping at some meat the first time we went past him. Brutus is quite well known up here . . . he jumps really high for an old crocodile," Paice told Daily Mail Australia.

"It was on the way back to the jetty, we went past Brutus again, he was up on the bank," he told AFP, which was reported via Yahoo News.

"As we were going past, we noticed that there was a fin. We thought it was a barramundi (fish) or something. And the guide took the boat in for a closer look and lo' and behold . . . it was a shark."

Paice said his daughter, Madison, was "awestruck" by the sight, and the guide said he'd never seen anything like that in his 30 years on the river.

"When we pulled the boat in closer it slid back into the water," he explained. "And when the shark, or the mouth of the croc, hit the water, the shark started to thrash around — so it was certainly still alive. We couldn't see any blood anywhere. It may have got away; it may have got eaten — we don't know."





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